Safeguarding Audits for Churches and Circuits

The Church is one place in British society where five different groups of people have a rightful place:

  • children and young people

  • adults who may be vulnerable

  • those who have experienced abuse

  • those who may be a risk to others

  • church leaders, staff and volunteers


It is therefore essential to ensure arrangements reflect the importance of safeguarding in all of these groups and communities.


Transparency and accountability are key to best safeguarding practice; the District is committed to ensure London achieves this throughout all layers of the Methodist Church and that consistency is achieved across all churches and circuits.


Below you will find documents and information to help you through the process of auditing. A video recording of the presentation and spreadsheet tour is also available below. 

If you have any further questions, please contact Karen Stapley, Assistant District Safeguarding Officer. 

Audit Presentation Slides (.pdf)
Audit Questions and Criteria (.pdf)
Audit Questions and Criteria (.docx)
Full Audit Guidance for Churches (.pdf)
Full Audit Spreadsheet
Audit One Stop Shop of Policies and Links (.pdf)